Favorite Lipsticks for Summer-2015

Summer is here! It is definitely feeling like summer here in Seattle. It’s been crazy hot here!

It is time to show you my top lipstick picks for the season. I normally wear whatever color I’m feelin’ that day but for some reason I have been leaning towards lots of reds and pinks lately.

MAC- Lady Danger


This is a must have red lipstick, especially for summer! It’s a bright bold orange-red. It is a matte finish. This one isn’t as dry as other mattes. I think it’s a color that will look great on any skin tone.

MAC- Relentlessly Red


This color is perfect for the one’s who don’t prefer orangey-reds. This is described as a “bright pinkish coral.” I simply see it as a neon coral red. It has a retro matte finish so it is a little dryer than the regular mattes.

YSL- 19 Fuchsia in Rage


Ok, YSL will always win for having the most beautiful packaging. This lipstick is part of the Rouge Volupté Shine range. It’s a gorgeous fuchsia color. It looks a lot more purple in the bullet but it’s not. These lipsticks are sheer which is not something I usually go for, but this lipstick is an exception. It is perfect when you’re on the go, very easy to apply, and no lip liner needed. When I do want it to look a little bolder, I line my lips with MAC Lip Pencil in Magenta.  

Dose of Colors- Pinky Promise


Pinky Promise may just be my favorite pink lipstick! This color is a straight up hot pink. It has a very warm undertone. I really recommend this lipstick. I also own Kiss of Fire which I mentioned in my Spring favorites. This lipstick will last you all day so you wouldn’t have to worry about touching up.

Stila- Bella


Bella is also a beautiful bright pink. This one has blue undertones. This color was part of their Summer Collection. This formula reminds me of the Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipsticks, but I honestly prefer the Stila. So if you like the ABH lipsticks then you will like these! FYI, if you join Stila’s Email List you can get 20% off your purchase.

It was so hard to choose but I am happy with my choices!

Lady Danger

Lady Danger

Relentlessly Red

Relentlessly Red

Fuchsia in Rage

Fuchsia in Rage 

Pinky Promise

Pinky Promise



Summer is all about bright colors so go out there, have fun, and rock a bright lip! Let me know what lipsticks you will be wearing!


Shade of the Day- Bachelorette



Today’s Shade of the Day is another Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick. It’s in the shade called Bachelorette. This color is described as a “dark reddish fuchsia.” It’s a vibrant hot pink with a red undertone. I love to wear this when I’m not in the mood to wear a bright pink or a red. It’s a perfect in between color.

Left- Bachelorette, Right- All Fired Up

Left- Bachelorette, Right- All Fired Up

I first applied my usual Make Up For Ever Lip Line Perfector. This is my go-to lip pencil when it comes to liquid lipsticks. If your not a fan of liquid lipsticks, a good alternative is MAC All Fired up. Bachelorette is slightly darker.


Foundation: Dior Skin Nude Air,  UD Naked Skin Concealer, Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette

Bronzer: Hourglass Ambient Bronzer in Radiant Bronze

Highlight: Laura Mercier

Eyes: KVD Shade + Light Eye, MUG Foiled Eyeshadow in Grandstand, KVD Tattoo Liner, ABH Brow Wiz

I’m off to explore downtown Seattle with my husband and little brother and sister.

Happy weekend!


Makeup of the Month- May 2015

I can’t believe it’s almost been a month since I have posted! A lot of things have been going on and I have been traveling like crazy but I’m glad to be back. I decided instead of doing monthly favorites, I’m just going to show the makeup I’ve worn for the month. I usually try to change my makeup routine every month anyways. Some of the makeup will be repetitive but hey, that just means I really like it!


Nars Blush in Madly I mentioned this blush last month and I am still using it.

Tarte Bamboo Foundation Brush– I seriously LOVE this brush! Its so big and soft. It makes applying foundation so effortless and creates an airbrush finish.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer– I really have been enjoying this concealer, maybe even a bit more than the NARS Creamy Concealer. I like this concealer because I don’t have to set it with powder. It does a great job setting itself without creasing. It’s not as full coverage as my MAC Pro Longwear so it’s perfect for everyday use.

Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Liner– This continues to be my everyday liner for the waterline. Love it!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz– Favorite brow product for the last couple of months. I have the color Medium Brown.

Dior Nude Air Serum Foundation– I love this foundation. It’s very lightweight yet it gives a good medium coverage. I have normal skin with a few dry patches. This one doesn’t cling on my dry patches like other serum foundations I have tried. It has a semi powdery/velvet finish so I don’t have to apply setting powder. Because it is a serum I’m not sure it would be good for oily skin. I’d recommend setting it with powder to keep it from sliding off your face. I have the shade 030 Medium Beige.

Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara– This little guy is amazing. I can wear any mascara on my top lashes and this mascara will keep me from having raccoon eyes at the end of the day.

Maybelline Falsies Mascara– This mascara gives my top lashes great volume.

Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Duo in No. 2– I also mentioned this product last month. It was only for the highlight but I have actually been using the bronzer side this month. It can be a bit too orange so to keep me from looking like an Oompa Loompa, I lightly buff it into my cheeks. I would definitely repurchase just for the highlight.

Marc Jacobs Precision Pen Waterproof Eyeliner– I received this in a Marc Jacobs 500 point perk. It works just as good as the KVD Tattoo Liner ($19) and the Stila Stay All Day Liner ($20). This item is $30 for a full size. Since the other two work just as good (or even better) I won’t be purchasing this.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in L.U.V.– I purchased this a couple of weeks ago and I’ve worn it twice. It’s described as a “rich violet” and I totally agree. I didn’t take any pictures the days I wore this so I’m thinking about doing a Shade of the Day featuring it. I was very intimidated by this color for the longest time because I thought it would be too bright. I’m glad I finally made the purchase because I really like it.

Check out my favorites from last month. I’ve been in Texas for the last 10 days and I fly back to Seattle tomorrow night. I’m actually looking forward to the weather in Seattle because it’s been raining like CRAZY in Texas!

Happy Friday!

April 2015 Favorites

It feels so good to be back in the blogging world! I am finally back from Cancun and getting back into the groove of things. I decided to show you some of my favorites from April. I have been using most of these products everyday especially while in Cancun!


Hourglass Ambient Bronzer in Radiant Bronze Light– I am a sucker for bronzers and this guy is one of my favorites! It’s the perfect bronze color and gives a beautiful glow. I also love it because it is very finely milled and super easy to blend.

Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Duo in 2 Golden-I have been using this only for the highlight.  The bronzer is a little too orange for me. You can check out the swatch here. This product and the Hourglass bronzer are the perfect pair.

NARS Blush in Madly-I’m not that much of a blush person and I tend to go towards more neutral ones. This one is a neutral peachy pink.

Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Brown– I gave up on finding a cheaper alternative and decided to go back to the Brow Wiz. I used to purchase the Dark Brown but since I’m more into a natural brow, I purchased Medium Brown.

Dose of Colors Kiss of Fire– I mentioned this in my favorite lipsticks for spring post. You can check it out here. When I first purchased these lipsticks I wasn’t a very big fan, but that changed after a few uses.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream– I have calluses on my hands from weightlifting and this is the best lotion to moisturize my hands.

Stay tuned for my next post. It will include OOTD’s and MOTD’s from my trip in Cancun! All of these products will be included.


Favorite Lipsticks for Spring- 2015 


L to R: Kat Von D- Bauhau5, MAC- Impassioned, Dose of Colors-Kiss of Fire, MUFE- 39, Sephora Collection- African Violet

After digging through my lipsticks I have compiled a handful I think would be perfect for spring. Don’t get me wrong I am a firm believer of wearing whatever I want whenever I want, but these are just colors I tend to go for this time of the year.


Kat Von D- Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bauhau5 ($20)

This color is described as a “deep raspberry.” It’s very bright so it’s a perfect winter to spring transition color. I would recommend wearing a liner for an even application.


MAC Cosmetics- Impassioned  ($16)

This is a perfect pinky-coral color!


worst swatch ever -__-

Dose of Colors- Kiss of Fire ($18)

I love this color because of how bright it is. My favorite red lipsticks are ones with a pink tint to them.


Make Up For Ever- Rouge Artist Intense in # 39 ($20)

This is my favorite peach lipstick. I also have MAC’s Ravishing but I prefer this one.


Sephora Collection- Cream Lip Stain in African Violet 

I LOVE this color. It’s perfect. You need it. Go get it! You can check out my post on it here.

There are a lot more lipsticks I could have chosen but I wanted to pick basic colors you would wear for spring, coral, peach, violet, etc. Like I said before you can wear these colors anytime of the year. I just wanted to give you some ideas for new lipsticks. I hope this helped!

Happy Friday! I will be heading to Cancun for a much needed vacation. 🙂


Sephora VIB Sale Haul


You did it again Sephora… You got me again! I think I am good for spring and summer. I am going to “try” not to make any purchases until the next VIB sale. I also purchased the Marc Jacobs eyeliner and NARS lipstick in Greta. Check out my wish list here.

  1. Kat Von D | Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette– Impulse purchase, I just couldn’t say no!
  2. Hourglass | Ambient Bronzer in Radiant Light–  I purchased this guy instead of the Dim Light Powder. It’s BEAUTIFUL!
  3. Smashbox | Photo Finish Primer Water– Loving it so far and it’s so easy to use.


    Kat Von D is a genius!

  4. Supergoop! | Sun-Defying Sunscreen Oil– I got a sample of this last year and I loved it. I am going on vacation to Cancun this weekend so this was a must have.
  5.  Anastasia Beverly Hills | Brow Wiz in Medium Brown– I went back to using this last month so I decided to purchase a back up.
  6. Urban Decay | Naked Skin Concealer in Medium Neutral– The consistency of this reminds me of the Mac Pro longwear. I will keep you updated on how I like it! The color range does suck.


    I just can’t… I ‘m so excited to use this while I’m in Mexico!

  7. Dr. Jart+ | Dermaclear Micro Water– I’ve been doing a horrible job at washing my face after using a makeup remover wipe. This claims to remove makeup as well as tone and brighten skin.
  8. Cover FX | Custom Cover Drops in G40- I was very intrigued when I came across this online. It’s basically pigments that can be mixed with a moisturizer, primer, or a foundation. The more drops you add the more coverage you will get. I have used this once with my moisturizer and I liked it!
  9. Make Up For Ever | Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner in 8C– I have MAC’s Cherry Liner but I wanted a true red without a blue undertone and this one was the winner.
  10. NARS | Audacious Lipstick in Greta – Not pictured.
  11. Marc Jacobs | Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Black– Not pictured, repurchase.

I purchased the NAR Ita brush a while back and ended up returning it. I don’t think it was worth the money for the amount of contouring I do. I have other brushes that are just as good or even better to contour with.

I also wanted to mention I will be returning the Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks I mentioned in my previous post. Like I mentioned in my post I prefer the NARS Audacious. It takes at least three coats for the CT lipsticks to be opaque and I’m not about that life so they are going back.

Thank you for reading! I would love to know what purchases you made!


Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks- First Impression


Charlotte Tilbury is a well known British makeup artist. She is known to work on celebrities and supermodels like Kate Moss and Victoria Beckham. Her makeup collection launched in the US last fall. The only item I have from her collection so far is the Filmstar Bronze & Glow (which I love). I was very upset when her matte lipsticks didn’t launch in the US. After patiently waiting, these lipsticks finally became available! They are only available for a couple more weeks on her website. It took me a couple of days to decide which ones to buy because I really wanted all of them. I ended up purchasing Red Carpet Red and Lost Cherry. She claims these lipsticks can create a fuller looking lip with a “long-lasting, buildable, and hydrating formula.” They are available for $32.


Left-Lost Cherry, Right- Red Carpet Red

The rose gold packaging is simple yet elegant. I also love how the shape of the lipstick is square. It actually made it a lot easier to apply. The lipsticks are very smooth, creamy, and easy to apply. You can wear these with a light layer as a stain or you can build it up for a richer color.


Left- Lost Cherry, Right- Red Carpet Red

Lost Cherry

IMG_1216This one is definitely the brightest of the bunch (perfect for spring and summer). It’s described as a “pastel fuchsia.”

Red Carpet Red

IMG_1188This is your typical Hollywood red carpet color. It’s described as a “true ruby red.”

The formula of these lipsticks remind me of the NARS Audacious except the NARS are a lot more pigmented. However, I think these lipsticks were meant be buildable. I think I prefer NARS Audacious lipsticks. I haven’t worn these for over 2 hours so I can’t give you a full review. I don’t want to say I’m disappointed in these lipsticks but I’m not amazed by any means. I prefer more of a matte finish and these feel like a satin/matte. If you love creamy somewhat matte lipsticks then I would pick one of these up! Overall, I am happy I made the purchase. I’m thinking about purchasing Love Liberty. We’ll see how they wear for a full day soon!


MOTD- Cinderella Collection

IMG_1064-1Thanks to my wonderful husband I own the majority of the MAC Cinderella collection. I sent him to the mall to pick up the beauty powder and the glitter the day they came out in store. He ended up coming  home with those two items, the eyeshadow palette, both lip glosses, and both lipsticks. I didn’t want to do a full on review since it’s not available and so many people missed out getting anything.


DiorSkin Nude Air Foundation, MAC- Pro Longwear Concealer, Nars-Madly Blush, Kat Von D-Shade & Light Palette, ABH Brow Wiz

I absolutely love the eyeshadow palette. MAC did a wonderful job creating it. Today I used three of the colors, Omega (crease), Satin Taupe (lid), and Phloof (inner corner). My favorite eyeshadow in this palette is Satin Taupe. The good news is that all of the colors are permanent except for Stroke of Midnight (darkest one). Omega is also a great color, it’s perfect for the crease!

I have the Mystery Princess Beauty Powder. It’s described as a “pink beige with silver shimmers.” It has a very subtle shimmer and gives a nice light glow.

I lightly lined my lips with Whirl lip pencil. I then applied Free as a Butterfly lipstick and topped it off with the lipglass in Glass Slipper. The lipstick is a sheer nude, nothing special to be honest. I’m not really a lipgloss kind of gal but these lipglasses are beautiful. Glass slipper is a very light pink with silver and pink shimmers. I have yet to swatch the other lipstick or lipglass. I could possibly include them in a shade of the day!

Here’s a little casual OOTD as well!


T-shirt- Nordstrom (Similar), Cardigan- Forever 21, Jeans- Express, Shoes- Target


My shirt totally says Celfie not Elfie haha!

Happy Easter!


Sephora Wish List- April 2015

Word on the street is the Sephora VIB Spring Sale is near. According to @trendmood1 on instagram the sale dates are 4/16-4/20 (4/12-4/21 for VIB Rouge). Depending on your VIB status, the discount will either be ten or fifteen percent off. I wasn’t able to find the sale info anywhere else so we’ll see if it’s true! I created a wish list of things I need to repurchase and a few things I want to try out. I always like to take advantage and purchase more expensive products like skin care, foundation, or perfume. Sephora only has sales a couple times a year so it is definitely worth making some purchases. Hopefully this gives you some ideas as well!


Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Cream

This is my favorite moisturizer. I purchased this one during the VIB sale last November. I ran out about a month ago so it’s time to repurchase.


Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

I own the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette which includes Dim Light. Out of all three colors this is the one I use the most. I love using this to set my concealer. It’s very lightweight and not shimmery at all but there is something about it that makes my face look flawless. Dim Light is described as a “neutral peach beige powder.” These are pretty pricey at $45 so I would personally only buy it at a discounted price.

primer water

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water

This is a product I am very curious to try out. I love using my UD All Nighter setting spray as primer so this totally makes sense to me. It has great reviews online. I will definitely be purchasing this item!

mj eyeliner

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon

It’s time to repurchase my favorite eyeliner. This is the only pencil that actually stays on my waterline. I highly recommend trying this guy out!

naked concealer

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer 

That is the longest name ever… Any who, I have been using the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ever since it came out. I am almost out of my third one so I am thinking about trying this one. I love the NARS because I can use it for everyday or build it up for more coverage. This one claims to do the same thing so we’ll just have to see about that!


NARS Audacious Lipstick in Greta

I love these lipsticks. This color looks beautiful. It’s perfect for spring and summer. That is all!


Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Crème in So Rouge

Do I really need another red lipstick? Maybe? Do I need a limited edition Marc Jacobs lipstick in beautiful red packaging? DUH! (Do you like how I did that?) I do not own any Marc Jacobs lipsticks so this may just be my first one. These lipsticks have wonderful reviews so I am actually really excited to try this out. This lipstick is sadly only available to VIB Rouge but there are 20 shades available in the regular collection.

Well that concludes my wish list. For now anyway… I hope I have given you some ideas. My advice is to take advantage and purchase the more expensive items you have been wanting to try out. If you are looking for a new foundation, right now would be a great time to get some samples. You have enough time before the sale starts to find one you like.

Let me know what’s on your wish list or any items you think I should try out! Check out @Trendmood1 on Instagram for the latest beauty releases!

Happy Friday!


Sephora Haul

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Welcome to my monthly Sephora haul… Sephora was very kind enough to send me a 10% off coupon (to help reach my VIB Rouge for next year) so of course I had to buy something. I also had some credit from returning stuff.

At the beginning of the month I got a couple of samples of the DiorSkin Nude Air Foundation and I really fell in love with it.  I have been using these samples almost everyday and I still have half of one left. This foundation is very lightweight. I’d say its light to medium coverage, so it’s perfect for everyday. It is a serum type formula so if you have super oily skin I wouldn’t recommend. This will be my go-to summer foundation (SPF 25). I am in the shade 030 Medium Beige.


Marvelous Mauve , Dior Nude Air Foundation

I mentioned in my African Violet Shade of the Day post that I really liked the Sephora cream stains. I bought Marvelous Mauve and of course I love it!

My skin has been breaking out lately so I decided to buy a couple of the Sephora Collection masks. These are $6 for a one-time use. I’ve already used the Rose mask. At first I was a little weirded out because it’s a mask you actually put over your face. It felt very cool and relaxing. After I took the mask off, I gently massaged my face. My face felt a little sticky but it was fine because I was going to sleep anyway. When I woke up in the morning my face felt very soft and fresh. Six dollars for one is a little pricey to me, so I probably won’t repurchase one for a while.


Okay, I saved the BEST for last. I am a sucker for bronzers and highlights. I picked up the Make Up For Ever Pro-Sculpting Duo in the shade number 2. Once I saw this highlight, it was over… I had to get it! There’s nothing I love more than a sun-kissed glow in the summer time. The contour part is more of a bronzer due to the orange undertone. But the highlight is gorgeous!

Can you tell I’m ready for Summer?!